American Diabetes Association Hosts Victory Over Diabetes Macon Event

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Macon has a 10.2% Prevalence of Adult Diabetes

“Victory over Diabetes is for all people affected by diabetes, as well as anyone interested in living healthy and helping to change the future of diabetes.”

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) will host Victory Over Diabetes Macon, an information and resource event on Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Tubman Museum in Macon. The ADA encourages all family members to attend the organization’s largest one-stop information and resource event in the Southeast to learn more about diabetes programs, advocacy activities as well as research being conducted in the Macon area.

According to the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey, in 2010, diabetes was prevalent among adults in the state of Georgia by 9.7% (703,289) with a 10.2% (39,473) prevalence among adults in macon alone. In the state of Georgia, diabetes impacts both sexes and crosses cultural and geographic boundaries. People with diabetes can take steps to manage diabetes and lower the risk of its deadly complications by receiving early diagnosis and treatment of this disease.

“Victory over Diabetes is for all people affected by diabetes, as well as anyone interested in living healthy and helping to change the future of diabetes,” says Rená Cozart, Regional Director for the South Region of the American Diabetes Association.

This free event is open to all ages and will provide the community with an opportunity to receive free health screenings, participate in powerful workshops and speak with endocrinologists and leading experts about diabetes prevention and management.

WHEN: Saturday, November 7, 2015
            10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Tubman Museum
         340 Walnut Street
         Macon, GA 31201

Cozart who is excited about the event says, "If you or a loved one has diabetes or is at high risk of developing the disease; Victory over Diabetes Macon provides a fun, relaxed environment to learn a great deal about the important aspects of prevention and management of diabetes and its serious complications."

For more information about the event, contact Leslie Potts at lpotts(at)diabetes(dot)org or call call 404-320-7100 ext 3097.

About American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit http://www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.

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